Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Reserve a Spot in our October 13 Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Motivation Monday

Back by popular demand!  The Fountaindale District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting an Irish Genealogy Workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Saturday, October 13 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. This multi-session day will feature the following lectures: Morning 09:30 Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1 hr)… Continue reading Reserve a Spot in our October 13 Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Motivation Monday

Cemetery Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Workshops and Events

Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Have you ever wanted to learn the first steps of repairing and cleaning headstones?  Are you interested in improving a private family burial site and don’t know where to start?  Learn the basics of headstone repair and restoration at a two-day Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.  Registration is… Continue reading Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Webinar · Workshops and Events

Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2018! In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting – Motivation Monday

It’s time to mark your calendars and get your registration in for Genealogy Day 2018 at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois! This year’s theme “In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting” will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  As always, Genealogy Day is a free day-long conference open… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2018! In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting – Motivation Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Local History and Genealogy · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

As we look to the year ahead, our Genealogy Club is planning some additional programs and events which should help commemorate and celebrate several milestone events in history, as well as add to your skill set as a genealogist.  For those of you keeping score at home, 2018 is proving to be quite the celebratory… Continue reading Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar · Workshops and Events

Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club is back from summer break!  Our September meeting featured Ginger Frere and her presentation of Mining the National Archives.  This was a great program, and we had a full house of 40 people attending the lecture!  If you missed our program the recording is available through October 13. The… Continue reading Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Military · Public Presentations · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

Need help finding the Great War heroes in your family tree? The Fountaindale Public Library is hosting a free workshop and live stream of Here Come the Doughboys!: Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors on Saturday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST! Program Schedule Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience     9:30 a.m.… Continue reading Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

Technology Tools · Webinar · Workshops and Events

New Releases in Free Genealogy Webinars August 2017 – Thrifty Thursday

Looking for a low budget option for expanding your genealogy skills?  Here are some of the best new finds in free online genealogy webinars for July/August 2017!  This month, there is a great assortment of programs with fantastic and knowledgeable speakers. Here’s a quick summary of this month’s Best Bang for Your Buck picks: Her… Continue reading New Releases in Free Genealogy Webinars August 2017 – Thrifty Thursday